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Another armed robbery at a convenience store in Ithaca; police searching for suspect

On Monday the Ithaca Police Department was called to another armed robbery at a convenience store in the city.

Police say they were called to Universal Deli-Grocery, located at 428 Eddy Street around 10 p.m.

Police say they located the victim, who had been working as a clerk at the store, and reported that a subject walked into the store and immediately pointed a handgun at him – threatening to shoot if he did not comply with a request for cash.

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The clerk turned over an undisclosed amount of cash before the suspect took it and fled on foot. Police say the clerk was not hurt during the incident.

The suspect is described as a medium, brown skinned male of average height and build. He wore all black clothing, including long pants, a hooded sweatshirt, and mask.

He fled in the westbound direction.

The incident remains under investigation. At this time it’s unclear if this is connected to a string of armed robberies that took place in the city of Ithaca over the last several weeks.